The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has stated that killings by herdsmen would continue if Nigerians do not vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections.
Atiku said this while reacting to the Amnesty International report on the clashes between herdsmen and farmers which indicted the federal government for failing to stop the avoidable killing of 3,641 Nigerians.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, the former Vice- President described the Presidency’s response to the report as “tepid.”
He said, “Unless Nigerians vote out the All Progressives Congress administration, killings by herdsmen will continue and ultimately spark series of ethno-religious crises that will be irreversible.
“It is now very clear, like Amnesty International said in its report, that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has displayed gross incompetence and has failed in its duty to protect the lives of its people who have witnessed many preventable deaths”he added.